I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place.
Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.
Brenda Gael Smith
Contemporary Textile Art
PO Box 4033, Copacabana
NSW 2251 Australia
Tel: +61 412530190
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10 October – 12 December 2022 Dysart Art Space, Dysart, Queensland
1 October - 3 December 2022: View Centre of the Arts & Culture, New York
20 August – 23 October 2022
3 October – 26 November 2022 Kyabram Town Hall, Kyabram, Victoria
25 August – 21 October 2022 Manning Regional Art Gallery